On This Day

Year 1882 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor and director (Pygmalion), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • Jan 10 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1967)
  • Jan 12 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1930)
  • Jan 17 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1946)
  • Jan 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Feb 8 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1928)
  • Feb 15 John Barrymore, American actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • Feb 28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Mar 1 Ida Moore, American actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki), born in Altoona, Kansas (d. 1964)
  • Mar 2 Wallis Clark, British actress (Penny Serenade, Great Guy, Postal Inspector), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)
  • Mar 6 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Big Shot), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1956)
  • Apr 18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • May 10 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • May 21 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier, Hostage Rights of Aemstel), born (d. 1950)
  • May 23 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • May 25 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), born in Pomona, California (d. 1959)
  • May 25 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • Jun 4 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • Jul 16 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • Jul 16 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • Jul 30 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • Aug 8 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

Aug 17 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Sep 10 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Sep 30 George Bancroft, American actor (Underworld), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

Person of interestBela Lugosi

Oct 20 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • Oct 24 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)